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gold mine

a mine yielding gold.
a source of great wealth or profit, or any desirable thing.
a copious source or reserve of something required:
a gold mine of information about antiques.
Origin of gold mine
late Middle English
1425-75; late Middle English Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But she needs a gold mine a good deal more than the rest of us do.

    Ruth Fielding In the Saddle Alice B. Emerson
  • That is a gold mine to us for just one evening; but for all the rest there is nothing.

    The Rhodesian Gertrude Page
  • If he should succeed in burglarizing even the biggest bank in the richest city, he could not expect to carry off a gold mine.

    The Gold Girl James B. Hendryx
  • It is a gold mine, and we think we can work it by ourselves.

    Halsey & Co. H. K. Shackleford
  • You girls looks as guilty as though you'd stolen a gold mine.

British Dictionary definitions for gold mine

gold mine

a place where gold ore is mined
a source of great wealth, profit, etc
Derived Forms
gold-miner, noun
gold-mining, noun
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Idioms and Phrases with gold mine

gold mine

A rich, plentiful source of wealth or some other desirable thing, as in That business proved to be a gold mine, or She's a gold mine of information about the industry. [ First half of 1800s ]
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